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There aren’t any more cars sitting in the massive sinkhole that opened beneath the National Corvette Museum earlier this year.
Top 10 Corvettes of All Time
The Corvette is an automotive icon, an example of just how impressive a car can be mechanically and aesthetically, yet at the same time offer an affordable (relatively speaking) price tag.
Having now driven the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, we’ve decided to look back at the entire history of the famous sports car to pick and choose our favorites, including some of the most original, significant and downright awesome Corvettes of all time.
Bob McDorman has been a Chevrolet dealer for more than four decades, building his franchise into one of the most prominent in the United States.
Not only is that impressive in itself, but so was the collection of cars he amassed, some 150 prime machines, including a fistful of Corvettes (Bill and Florence Knudsen’s one-off Sting Rays, plus another experimental ’64 owned by Bill Mitchell, among other things).
However, on November 6th, through Mecum Auctions, McDorman elected to off-load his collection, during a one-day auction that took place on the site of his dealership. Eager bidders from around the country and abroad, flocked to the event and at one point some 1,100 viewers tuned in to watch it on a live webcast. By the time the gavel fell for the last time, the collection had generated $7 million in total sales. Hit the jump for a list of the top 10 cars that were auctioned off and the amount for which each was sold (naturally the list includes the unique Knudsen and Mitchell Sting Rays).
This November, Mecum auctions is putting together a one-time special event, when it auctions off the Bob McDorman collection at No Reserve in Canal Winchester, Ohio on November 5-6. McDorman; a long time car collector, enthusiast and Chevrolet dealer, amassed a collection of more than 150 cars over the years, including a number of highly prized Corvettes, which comprise one from each model year, several with #1 serials and a pair of custom Sting Rays originally owned by former Chevy division Boss Semon ‘Bunkie’ Knudsen and his wife Florence.
Along with the cars, a wide range of memorabilia will also be up for sale including neon signs and automotive parts. For more information on this unique auction, click on the link below.
[Source: Mecum Auctions]
Bloomington Gold is billed as America’s premier all-Corvette show and indeed to have your car win a Gold award at this event, is to be recognized as having achieved the highest standards in Corvette restoration in the world. The 38th running of Bloomington Gold will take place on June 25-26th at the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, Illinois, just west of Chicago.
Alongside the show, Mecum Auctions will be hosting an on-site event, with more than 400 Corvettes of various years scheduled to cross the auction block. Given the high standard of cars that attend the show, those Corvettes for sale promise to included some top quality restored, original and highly desirable examples such as a selection of Mid-Year Sting Rays, Indianapolis Pace Cars and rare L88s.
A very special car slated for display at the auction but not up for grabs (it’s scheduled to be auctioned at Mecum’s Monterey event in August), is a L88 427 powered ‘67 Corvette Roadster, once owned by racer Tony DeLorenzo Jr. (son of Legendary General Motors Public Relations supremo Anthony DeLorenzo). The car, which has real SCCA racing pedigree (it was campaigned from 1967-82), has been restored and awarded Bloomington Gold certification. It is also believed to be the earliest Regular Production Order L88 in existence.
[Source: Mecum Auctions]